EU competition law. Cases, texts and context

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Publication Date 2017
ISBN 978-1-78643-083-0 (hbk) | 978-1-78643-085-4 (pbk)
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This clear and concise textbook presents EU competition law in political, economic and comparative context. It combines excerpts from key EU rulings with discussions of enforcement policy issues and comparisons with US antitrust cases. Untangling the complex set of factors driving individual outcomes, it is the perfect companion for any student or practitioner in the field.

Successive chapters explore the tools used by competition authorities in Europe: to punish cartels that fix prices or divide markets; assess cooperative agreements between rival firms and supplier–customer relationships; to establish a dominant position and find abuses; and review the competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions.

The book also explains how authorities determine when business restraints infringe on the principles governing the EU internal market, and when Member States contravene the rules protecting the European competition system including by means of subsidies known as state aids.

More than a reference tool, this innovative book provides a rounded account of the various dimensions of EU competition law, of its place at the heart of the EU market integration project and of its relevance for the enforcement of antitrust principles worldwide.

Table of contents:

1. The Treaty, objectives and the single market

2. Cartels

3. Horizontal restraints

4. Vertical restraints

5. Abuses of dominance

6. Merger control

7. The state and competition

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